It all started when...
Ione, originating from Manchester UK, is a singer-songwriter.
Her love of singing began in her church choir at the age of three, from where she progressed through classical vocal training and performances to sharing her gift with renowned professionals across the globe.
At just 14, Ione became a session singer and backing vocalist, displaying an outstanding vocal talent that earned her the opportunity of performing with the likes of GORRILAZ, Errol Brown (Hot Chocolate) and Paul Heaton.
In 2007, Ione moved to London to further her career and was soon invited to join a European and American Tour as backing vocalist to singer Adam Green.
The success of the tour proved a catalyst for her career and Ione moved to the US to fulfill her dream of studying musical theatre at the acclaimed New York Film Academy.
Her time spent working as a backing vocalist Inspired her to continue writing her own songs and gave her the impetus to showcase them as a singer in her own right.
Her first single ‘Back in the Day’, released in 2014, is an eclectic mix of soul and pop music with electronic sounds and is a blend of everything she loves in music. The song was heavily supported by BBC INTRODUCING and was aired by Tom Robinson Mixtape on BBC Radio 6. It was also chosen by songwriter Mark Hadfield, who has written for NEYO and IGGY AZALEA, to be played on Huw Stephens show on BBC Radio 1.
She is currently Female Lead in the highly successful stage production of Thriller Live in The West End and creating new material that builds on her soul music beginnings while also experimenting with new electronic sounds.